One great reason to venture over to Samoa's other island, Savai'i, is to witness the power and beauty of the sea at the Alofaaga Blowholes. The phenomenon was created when lava flows formed tubes that connect the ocean to the rock platform—at high tide, water rushes into the tubes and blows up through holes in the rocks. Local villagers add to the entertainment by dropping coconuts into the holes just before a blow, which shoots the nuts high into the air to the delight
of onlookers. You can bring your own coconuts, too. Access to the blowholes is via the village of Taga (where you pay a 5 tala entrance fee) and then a walk along a trail. Taga is southwest of the terminal where the ferry from Upolu calls.